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Karela Daal Channa

Karela Daal Channa
Prep Time
2 Hours
Cook Time

35 - 40 Mins

My absolute favorite Karela Daal Channa! This is very easy recipe shared by famous chef Shireen Anwar. Follow recipe and prepare bitter-less karela.
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  • Bitter ground (peeled, sliced) ½ kg
  • Split bengal gram (boiled) 1 cup
  • Tamarind 1 tbsp
  • Oil ½ cup
  • Brown onion ½ cup
  • Salt as required
  • Red chili powder 1½ tsp
  • Coriander powder 1½ tsp
  • Nigella seeds ½ tsp
  • Ginger garlic paste 1½ tsp
  • Yogurt ½ cup
  • Tamarind pulp 1 tsp
  • Coriander leaves 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies (chopped) 4

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Cooking Directions

  1. Scrape the bitter gourd, rub salt and leave for 2 hours. Then rub bitter gourd and squeeze out all water.

  2. Add sufficient amount of water in cooking pan, add tamarind and bitter gourd, boil for 5 minutes. Then drain out the water.

  3. Heat up ½ cup oil and fry bitter gourd. Take out fried bitter gourd in a bowl.

  4. In same oil add brown onion with ¼ cup water, and then add salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, nigella seeds, ginger garlic paste and yogurt. Cook about 2-3 minutes.

  5. Now add boiled split Bengal gram, cook 2-3 minutes.

  6. Lastly add tamarind pulp, chopped coriander and green chilies. Serve.

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